This year’s initial shortlist is an interesting mix. From simple profundity, to illusive realities, to a defense of creativity and worship, to unearthing the history of people and places...
Chimfeka Ogbo, a student of the African Leadership Academy, showcased his art installation at the Maryland Mall in an event put together by Children and the Environment (CATE) initiative.
The Lazarus Effect branches into other themes that border on mental health, avarice, gangsterism, betrayal, abandonment, more...
The 13-man international Jury of All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, who represent the five regions of Africa, the Diaspora and the African Union Commission arrived Lagos, August 1, 2017, for a week-long adjudication process for the awards' fourth edition.
In this webisode Wana and Jelili discuss the misconceptions and lack of acceptance of performance art in Nigeria.
Great people of Lagos, get ready and join us for the 7th annual Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Film Festival from Friday, 29 September to Sunday, 1 October 2017 at Federal Palace Hotel
In this collection of twelve short stories, Lesley Nneka shows the human tendency to revolt, to survive and change situations.
AFRIMA Academy consists of the 13-man Jury and the 100-man College of Voters in line with the awards objective of an all-inclusive participation of African professionals in its decision–making body last week.
The third episode of culture diaries with Wana Udobong features none other than the prolific singer and song writer whose music is both poetry and melody rolled into one. Yes you guessed it; its Brymo
On Sunday the 23rd of July I attended the Redemption exhibition showcasing the works of artist Adeola Olagunju. The exhibition consisted of three thematically...
The list is described as a potpourri of long-standing poets.
Efe Paul discusses the dilemma of vulnerability which African male poets must navigate given the backdrop of tradition, culture and stereotypes.
We’re Fish is an epic poem, with numbered stanzas across the entire book...
The first webisode features of Wana Udobang's Culture Diaries features actor and screen sweetheart, Ade Laoye
I am never going to compare and contrast the AMAAs with any other award, but there is a huge credibility attached to the AMAAs
An opening ceremony to whet the appetite, a laudable literacy project, intriguing discussions, interesting revelations... the Kaduna book and arts festival is no joke!
The Prize was established in 2006 by the French magazine 'Madame Figaro,' to celebrate heroines of French and foreign literature.
Had there been a boycott of the Garden city Literary Festival, would posterity have forgiven any of us for stopping what led to the AFRICA 39 Anthology–what eventually produced The Sack, Namwali Serpel's short story that went on to win the Caine Prize in 2015?
Ade Laoye, Efe Paul Azino, Titilope Sonuga, Tolu Ajayi and more attend Private Screening for Wana Udobang’s...
The British Council hosted arts and culture enthusiasts for a private screening of season 2 of Wana Udobang’s Culture Diaries
Professor Irele was a polyglot; he spoke Igbo, Ora, Yoruba, English and French
Okey Ndibe is a novelist, political columnist, and essayist.
The vitriol characterising the calls to boycott this festival and the labelling of potential attendees as “hungry writers” and “hustlers”, in an attempt to shame people out of attending, strikes me as some form of pseudo-intellectual thuggery.
In Bushra al-Fadil's story unabashed metaphors flirt across the page in a dance so vivid and sensuous, it is difficult to ignore.
In this third installment of Wana Udobang's "Warriors", we hear the story of Greg Emuze. Greg clears some of the misconception surrounding sickle cell but more importantly describes for us the levels of pain, physical and emotional that warriors face.
The docu-series are in commemoration of the World Sickle Cell Day (WSSD) which held on 19th June 2017
The unnamed but highly opinionated narrator addresses the reader in a beautiful blend of English and Afrikaans which could demand the use of a dictionary by a non-native reader (to aid comprehension). This is not a flaw, rather it strengthens the narrator’s voice...
Last year Nneka Arimah gave us 'What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky'. This year, she comes with another sci-fi story that reimagines humanity’s core. This second coming is stronger. But will it win the prize?
Unstable is a wonderful play that tells the story of an improbable love between a king and possibly one of the lowliest of his subjects but bears a lesson for all
Chikodili’s descriptions are beautiful in their simplicity. No unnecessary verbiage that feels like literary diarrhea, she gets her point across with an economy of words